The Pennsylvania State University wins third annual Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition
Fifteen universities participated in cyber wargame simulation designed to cultivate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals
NEW YORK, November 21, 2016—A team of students from The Pennsylvania State University presented the best analysis and incident response approach to a simulated
The Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition is designed and facilitated by Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services in order to help college students develop the skills needed to address increasingly sophisticated cyber risks in the marketplace.
Organizations are facing significant challenges keeping pace with the rapidly evolving threat landscape and securing the talent needed to properly resource
– Anthony Russo, principal with Deloitte Advisory, Cyber Risk Services practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP
This year’s competition also featured a separate session for educators from the attending schools in Deloitte’s GreenhouseTM Lab. The labs are cutting-edge physical spaces located around the world designed to help participants tackle their complex problems. They apply a tested set of principles that combine behavioral science, analytics, technology, and facilitation to break through traditional methods of problem-solving. In the Greenhouse Lab, educators participated in a full-day of dynamic engagement and collaborative brainstorming exercises designed to equip educators with the tools they need to prepare the talent of tomorrow to meet the cyber-related needs of employers.
The Deloitte Foundation recognizes the need to both close the
– Tonie Leatherberry, president, Deloitte Foundation
About The Deloitte Foundation
The Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization that supports education in the US through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research, and curriculum innovation. The foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefitting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and educators. For more information, please visit the Deloitte Foundation website at www.deloitte.com/us/df.
About Deloitte Cyber Risk Services
As part of the market-leading Advisory practice, Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services help complex organizations more confidently leverage advanced technologies to achieve their strategic growth, innovation and performance objectives through proactive management of the associated cyber risks. With deep experience across a broad range of industries, Deloitte’s more than 2,500 Cyber Risk Services practitioners provide advisory and implementation services, spanning executive and technical functions, to help transform legacy IT security programs into proactive, secure, vigilant, and resilient cyber risk programs. Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services works with our clients worldwide to better align